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Alfama, a quirky haven with great views.

Alfama, a quirky haven with great views.

It’s been a while since I’ve explored new parts of Portugal but a few Mondays ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Alfama district in Lisbon. Alfama is one of the oldest areas in Lisbon that spreads out from the Sao Jorge’s castle on the hillside...
Sintra.

Sintra.

Stepping into Sintra is like stepping into a magical wonderland where elves and leprechauns exist. At least, it feels like it anyway. It’s a quaint little town, approximately 30 minutes away from Lisbon by train. The trains come fairly often, so it’s reasonably...
Where to go? Attractions in Porto.

Where to go? Attractions in Porto.

Porto is such a huge city and like all cities of its size, there are tons of things to see and do. You could spend 2 weeks there and yet fail to explore every nook and cranny of what this lovely city has to offer. I haven’t explored it extensively, but here are...
Porto, my favourite city in Portugal.

Porto, my favourite city in Portugal.

Portugal is the first European country I’ve ever visited and it certainly won’t be the last. With its rich heritage, spectacular architecture and cobbled streets, this small country (by European standards) charms you right from the get-go. As a Singaporean...
Viseu, so difficult to get to.

Viseu, so difficult to get to.

I happened to visit Viseu some time back for the purpose of running an errand. Little did I know that my journey that began at 7am in the morning would finally end at 11.30am in the afternoon. Oh. My. Word. Viseu is smack in the middle of the northern half of Portugal...
My love affair with Japan, almost 6 years on.

My love affair with Japan, almost 6 years on.

I was browsing through my catalog of photographs and stumbled upon my old photos from Japan. I’d taken two trips there in total. Once in December 2011 and another in March 2012, only a few months later. Visiting (and perhaps even living!) in Japan had been one...